How to Set up & Make Spotify Default Player on Google Home and Nest

Spotify has millions of songs, podcasts, and playlists that you can stream at any time. You can shuffle the music that you want to avoid the hassle of controlling the playbacks. With Spotify, it is easy to discover new songs and artists, not to mention rediscovering tunes that you have loved but forgotten.

If you are using Google Home or Nest smart speakers at home, you can use Google Assistant to control Spotify and play your music for you. Google Nest and Home speakers support different music streaming services, including Spotify along with YouTube Music, Deezer, Pandora, and Apple Music. Even if you are using the free plan, you can still access and listen to your Spotify playlists on your Google speaker so long as you have a WiFi or mobile data Internet connection.

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Control Spotify using your Voice with Google Home

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So, why access Spotify on Google Home and Nest? If you want a surround experience when playing your favorite tunes on Spotify, make it your default player on your Google voice-activated speaker. Linking Spotify on your Google Home or Nest speaker will also allow you to use your voice to activate commands rather than manually setting the controls on your Spotify app.

You can ask Google Assistant to play the songs for you, pause the music, change the playlist, search for your requested artists, play music based on genre, or lower the volume. All you have to do is say, “OK Google” and say your command.

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To get Spotify started on your Google Home, you will need to link your accounts first. You can do this on your Google Home app. Just go to the Add Services and select Music. Now, you can link your Spotify account. If you don’t have the Google Home app, download it on Google Play Store.

After you have linked your Spotify account to your Google Home, you can start using it and begin listening to your favorite songs or podcast.

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How to Change and Make Spotify the Default Music Player on Google Home

Another way to make it more convenient for you is to make Spotify your default music streaming player on your Google Home. That way, your songs will play on Spotify automatically each time you ask Google Assistant.

To set Spotify as the default player, go to the Google Home app. navigate to the Settings and go to Music. From there, you can set Spotify as the default music player.

You can link and connect Spotify to Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Audio, and Google Nest Mini.

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Do you also want to make Spotify your default music player on your Google Home? If not, which music player do you use? We would love to hear from you! Please drop us a comment below.

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Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.



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